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Brian52472747d ago

Wonder what sorta power will be under the hood of this thing.

Pacman3212747d ago

I wonder if there going to use motion control or standard controllers.

tigertron2747d ago

Probably not much, as Nintendo's focus is more on gameplay, rather than graphics and physics etc.

I expect something in between the Wii and the PS3 in terms of power, but I could be wrong. I would like Nintendo to release a console that will rival the PS4 and the Xbox 3, in terms of hardware and features.

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GodsHand2747d ago

I just had to laugh at the comment of being in between the Wii and a PS3.

That is a pretty safe bet there. I can't recall Nintendo every releasing a console that did not surpass the previous one. But I could be wrong.

badz1492747d ago

"Probably not much, as Nintendo's focus is more on gameplay, rather than graphics and physics etc."

lol more like they are taking the CHEAPEST path with the biggest profit margin from the get go! tbh, I can't see it changing anytime soon.

BlmThug2747d ago

Its Gonna Have The Power Similiar To Xbox 360 Then Xbox 480 & PS4 Will Release & Then Straight Away Its Going To Be Obsolete

catguykyou2747d ago

Initial reports are saying it will be more powerful than either 360 and PS3.

ProjectVulcan2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Be relatively easy and not particularly expensive to create a machine 3 or 4 times more powerful then PS3 and 360. Even cramming in something like a radeon 5750 class GPU would provide considerable more performance for little cost- assuming nintendo compete @ 720p.

Of course, that would not actually compete with a cutting edge successor to PS3 and 360 in 18 months, if you expect them to use a high end GPU of the time, and deliver native 1080p games.

This strategy would give nintendo the most powerful machine, but it would only be a matter of time before it were overtaken by far faster sony and microsoft hardware. In that time however, people may be tempted to jump to a new nintendo machine to get better versions of multiformat games- similarly to how dreamcast arrived early. Dreamcast was fairly eye catching because it vastly outpowered Playstation games of the time. It failed however- mainly because people knew that PS2 was just around the corner and they waited...

Just imagine for example, a new nintendo platform getting a version of Battlefield 3 far closer to the full fat PC one than the cut down console one on PS3 and 360. That would draw the eye of a fair few early adopters, one could imagine.

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rebirthofcaos2747d ago

well it should be more powerfull than the current that should be normal, but then sony or microsoft will release another one more powerfull, rinse and repeat.

Peaceful_Jelly2747d ago

Wii is hardly more powerful than a 10 years old PS2... Just saying.

gamingdroid2747d ago

If Nintendo announces a new console this summer for 2012, expect MS to follow.

Sony, I'm not sure. They have been talking about their ten year plan and that the PS3 is just hitting it's "stride". They are also likely to recouped their cost to start a new cycle, but they might be forced to because PS3 sells because it is considered top of the line technology as a console, but it wont' be that anymore with Wii HD.

RememberThe3572747d ago

MS wont bite. Kinect is too successful, there isn't a need. All MS would need is support Kinect with killer software. I don't think investors would be happy with MS putting out a new system. Maybe we'll see Nintendo in 2012, MS in 2013 and Sony in 2014.

cemelc2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )


Kinect could be used in xbox 720 you know? is not like its attached or anything.

And they could make the 720 backward compatible, not saying that it would happend in this E3 but the next one for sure.

gamingdroid2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Why wouldn't investors be happy?

The division might not be posting numbers like the rest of MS' OS business, but it surely is very profitable. In fact the Xbox division is the most profitable within their Entertainment and Device Division.

The only costly factor was RROD, but that was an act of poor management from executives, not a factor of the business model.

That said, Xbox is now a huge brand name something it wasn't previously. Investment into a successful business is just a smart decision.

Investors would be very happy!

Kinect can still co-exist with Xbox 720. Make it full backwards compatible with the Xbox 360. Heck release a higher spec Kinect that is also backwards compatible after a few more years. Problem solved....

plb2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Even if it is more powerful it's likely going to be catered to casuals yet again so it's hard to me to get excited about. I understand many people like that sort of thing but I'm not one of them.

xc7x2747d ago

i don't think they're going to get away with that [all casual gaming] again because things are changing in gaming,gamers want more complexity and the tech in the system will be better to do more complex activites. the games will cost more too so they'll want the most from a game than ever before.

plb2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Maybe you're right but I don't know. I mean look how well the Wii sold. You think Nintendo would just toss all that out the window? When you think Nintendo you think Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong etc. You don't think hardcore games like on PS3/360. The only Nintendo systems I ever really cared for were the NES, SNES, and only a few games on N64... everything else never really interested me but I can understand how it appeals to many others. Well there is always the possibility that it's able to handle 3rd party multiplats that are also on 360/PS3 at least. BTW it says late 2012 release so that is a ways off.

StanSmith2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

"When you think Nintendo you think Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong etc. You don't think hardcore games like on PS3/360."

Not trying to be an ass here but i seem to have missed the memo about these titles. When was it decided that these were casual games? If these are casual games, then Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter & Sly Cooper must be casual too. You seem to imply that anything with colourful worlds and cartoon characters are casual titles which really only leaves Shooters as "hardcore".

eagle212747d ago

when i think of Nintendo, i think of perfection in game design and iconic game can think whatever the hell you want. Nintendo FTW! :)

gamingdroid2747d ago

Actually, I think this time it will cater to both hardcore and casuals. The reason Wii didn't cater to hardcore is simply because of lack of online gaming and graphics.

Once those two issues are fixed, the software will come.

Question is, will they shot themselves in the foot again by doing Friend Codes? That is Nintendo's biggest challenge, building a gaming network. They got everything else covered!

xc7x2747d ago

i think Nintendo has to change tactics this time, sure they're are known for the casual market but it can't carry them like it did with Wii this next time,they'll have to be a bit more creative this time. i believe maturity in gaming is returning (although it's hard to see it now) and Nintendo don't want to be caught not being able to keep up tech wise like they were with Wii and just higher definition won't cut it either i.m.o.

xc7x2747d ago

i'm guessing just slighlty more [or on par] with current systems [PS3 / 360] power like how Wii was with Xbox1 / PS2. Nintendo seem to think less is better tech wise but who knows,maybe they're thinking bigger this time?

Convas2747d ago

Maybe this time, Ninty will give us a console based Pokemon?

RememberThe3572747d ago

lol thats the first thing that comes to your mind? Pokemon?

Redempteur2747d ago

many people are asking for a real pokemon game on consoles since ..Ages ...

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